ABOUT TSITSI MUTENDI
My Name is Tsitsi Mutendi. I am an internationally recognised Family Business Expert and Family Office Advisor (focused on building multigenerational family wealth). I am a third generation Family Business owner who has learnt how to build and grow business from my predecessors but like many African Family Business owners, I have had to build my own businesses from the entrepreneurial spirit that has been cultivated over the generations. Unlike the adage shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves I did not inherit the financial wealth but I did inherit the intellectual knowledge and the values of entrepreneurship and now with the acumen I have learnt from the many families I have served and continue to serve, I hope to pass wealth that becomes multigenerational to my own children and many generations after. The family businesses that I have founded and co-founded and built include Mutendi Montessori and Dants Investments (Inclusive of DanTs Media and DanTs Software). Over my career, I have been a successful and under my belt I have bagged many accoladed, awards and recognition to my contribution to various spaces in which I have established my work. I have also sat on numerous company boards and brought my worldly experience to help organisations gain competitive edge and grow in profit, production and expansion.
And from the experience from growing in the roles you will find a lot of my focus and value add comes in through these organisations which I continue to forge and contribute to:
1. Nhaka Legacy Planning, Family Business Services and Family Office Advisory firm which focuses on, Family Governance Advisory. Family Governance is the foundation of all successful families. Our work nurtures family communication, Family conflict management, Family development and family enterprise continuity for Family Businesses around the world.
2. African Family Firms (AFF). A Business Association for African Family Businesses focused on building the biggest and strongest Network for Family Businesses operation on the African continent. Giving them the support they need to build Multi-Generational enterprises.
3. Mutendi Montessori, 100% Montessori Methodology Based primary school in Harare.
4. DanTs Media and DanTs Software Development: Starting out in 2011 DanTs found a lot of success in the publishing industry. But with the advancement of tech and the ever changing landscape of media, DanTs evolved and branched into software and is heavily invested in creating solutions that contribute to the digitalisation of the African Continent.
This website is my space. I will be sharing my work and my thoughts. Particularly those on my work in Family Business Services (Focusing on Multi-generational Wealth Growth through Governance, Structuring and Succession planning), Montessori Education and my growing passion for tech solutions that can bring Africa to the forefront of digitisation through DanTs Software Development. My focus and expertise is now in these three industries. I am driven to make a change here and see my impact many years from now. My Work speaks to the value that, in Africa, our narrative needs to be told by Africans and as a continent rich with resources we hold the key for the future of global continuity and our knowledge and experience will bring value to the various spaces we find ourselves contributing.
You will see a lot of my work at Nhaka Legacy Planning and African Family Firms (AFF) feature on this platform. I am extremely passionate about helping people consciously create lasting legacies by creating the right Governance and Structuring for their family businesses and ultimately Succession Planning.
I continue to learn from the various incredible minds that invest their time and knowledge into me through conversations on my platform Enterprising Families Podcast. And my amazing mentors in this space Dr Dennis Jaffe amongst many many others.
I have also been incredibly privileged to learn from my mentorship at TIME Inc. (2013 Mentored by Evelyn Webster), which I did through the Fortune Magazine/US State Dept Global Women's Mentoring Program.
I have paid it forward by working with the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Women's Desk, and Tag A Life International (TALI) where I have participated in their annual Mentorship programs and I have successfully mentored merging business women in my community.
In my blog, I will be sharing my journey as an entrepreneur in Africa. Every day is s journey into self-discovery and learning. Which brings me to the words by John Dewey, "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
Education has shaped who I was, who I am, who I am going to be. As an African woman, I believe that Africa Is Rising, and to rise we must put in the work required of us, and we must all contribute to building lasting and impactful legacies. The first place to start is in our education systems. It is through our education system that we will equip our future generations with the right tools to begin their journeys as much as to carry the journeys we have started for them. Followed strongly by ensuring that our businesses have SUCCESSion plans.
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